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Straight outta' Compton, again... The next generation Nigga With Attitude! The Game is from the birthplace of Gangsta' Rap, Compton, CA. But this is a new, different Westside story, one that joins with the Eastside while paying respects to rap's hardcore pioneers of the '80s, NWA. The Game, a former gangbanger who turned to rap after being shot five times and left for dead, is about peace not war. Working closely with Dr. Dre on his debut album; This Game is for real. The Documentary, (Aftermath/G Unit/Interscope), the debut album from The Game (a/k/a Jayceon Taylor), announces the arrival of the most significant West Coast gangsta rapper since Snoop Dogg more than a decade earlier. With guest spots from 50 Cent, Nate Dogg and several others, as well as producers from Dr. Dre to Kanye West to Just Blaze and tracks such as "Like Father Like Son," "Church For Thugs," "Dreams," "Where I'm From" and "Westside Story," The Documentary resurrects the truth, spirit and hope of hardcore rap. "A lot of rap today is bubblegum bullshit that says nothing and means nothing to anybody living in the 'hood," says the 24-year-old with a tattoo of NWA's Eazy-E on his right forearm. "I'm not knocking anybody's hustle but I can't feel what's in hip-hop today. Everybody's rapping but they're not saying anything. NWA, Biggie, 2Pac, Snoop and Jay-Z all had something to say then Biggie, Pac and Eazy died and it was devastating. We almost let rap die until the Great White Hype (Eminem) saved hip-hop and 50 dropped the gangsta wake-up call. I feel like it's my turn now and I can fill the shoes." What all three have in common is the guiding hand of Dr. Dre, Compton's own and one of the founding members of NWA. "The best moment I've had in rap was walking into his studio in 2002 and Dre saying he heard a mix tape of my freestyles and wanted to sign me," says Game. "Trying to act cool? I was frozen. I'm still starstruck with Dre. He's been almost 20 years at the top. That I get to soak up the game from a musical genius like him gives me a 20-year head start on everybody else. He's like the father I never had. Everything about a father throwing a baseball to his son in the suburbs, that's what NWA was to me. They were the only role models I had besides Michael Jordan. Eazy was the father of hardcore and I don't understand why he only gets honorable mention when people talk about rap." Game's beloved grandmother nicknamed him Game because he was always game for anything--basketball, running track, riding bikes, playing in the streets. Family problems related to his father caused him to be placed in a foster home from the third grade to the ninth grade. "My childhood was fucked up but it wasn't really that different from anyone else who lived in the 'hood," he says. Soon after he was returned to his mother, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot and killed. The Game then started running behind another older brother, Big Fase 100, who had been taken in by the Cedar Block Piru Bloods, even though they grew up in a Crip neighborhood called Santana Block on Compton's East Side. Fase tried to keep him away from thuggin' but, once it became clear that Game was going to be there, his brother was determined to teach him how to survive on the streets. Then, after graduating high school in 1999, an older adopted brother, Charles, was shot and killed. "People don't know what type of toll that takes on your life," he says. "Especially being young and just fresh out in the world." A one-time star shooting guard for Compton High School who was offered scholarships to various colleges, the 6-foot-4 Game now started gangbangin' hard--car thefts, drug dealing and shootings. Finding him too much to handle, his mother kicked him out of her house. In 2000, The Game and his brother moved into the projects in a nearby city and took over its drug trade. Their success attracted rivals. Late on the night of October 1, 2001, Game was alone in their apartment when there was a knock on the door. Game became victim to a home invasion. "That was the biggest learning experience ever in my life. This sounds crazy but I appreciate that happening to me, because I'd probably be dead if it didn't. Anybody who gets shot and survives feels lucky. On the other hand I went through so much already that I felt somebody owed me. Now I could live out my dreams." He sent his brother to buy new copies of all the classic rap albums, East Coast and West Coast " Dre's The Chronic, Big's Ready To Die, Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, Ice Cube's Death Certificate, Snoop's Doggystyle, 2Pac's All Eyez On Me, every Kool G Rap record, and anything from NWA. He studied them carefully over the next five months. In December 2001, he rapped for the first time. "I mixed everybody's style into one. That's why some people feel that I sound like I'm from the East Coast even though I rap about the West Coast." He also hopes the purpose of the graphic nature of The Documentary doesn't get twisted. "I'm telling my story. I'm out to please no one but myself. I'm not telling anybody to sell drugs or pick up guns. When I sold drugs it was because it was my last resort, because I had four sisters and an older brother and we were eating Cheerios on Thanksgiving. When I picked up a gun it was because my life was threatened. If you don't want to hear that; then don't listen. I'm not glorifying the life I lived because I wouldn't wish that on anybody. I'm just one human being raised in the 'hood who wanted nothing more than to get out." His sole regret is that his grandmother--the only person who ever believed he could make it out--passed away before she could see his success not just in rap but in life: In summer 2003, Game became a father for the first time with son Harlem Caron Taylor. He says the best moment he's ever experienced was watching his son's mother give birth: "That was some next level shit. I've never been so happy. I wanted to bring him into the world so much that I was going, 'Come on!'" There's more than anger in this next generation NWA. There's pride and even optimism for the future. "I gave all I could to this album, it's me. Enjoy it because it's the last time I'm living it. As humans we grow and the next album will be about how I'm living now--and I'm loving life." The Game has only just begun.

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April 29, 2007

B a go-getter

Yo got get my new shit Murda Game Chronicles: Youknowwhatitis vol4. ONE BLOOD.

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April 19, 2007

Is this Bitch For real

Yo VIDA GUERRA tried to clown on a me in going public with some affections that I have for her. She is nothing but a video vixen and Playboy model recently that wants to challenged me to a televised lie-detector test - to prove I'm making up stories about a romance with her. Word 2 Mouth what I say in my songs is never a lie, I have lived it and experienced it all. But, rather than commenting about the allegations, I will just make her look stupid on her rapping skills, after she performed freestyle on a New York radio station, trying to diss me. She crossed the line, "She can't rap worth s**t... She don't really wanna (challenge) me. She knows I would destroy her. "(I've got) no time for the video girls. I heard her rapping and I was like, 'This s**t sounds horrible.' Why would she do that?'" Wait until u her my new track I LOVE IT, just for her.

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quishaun
quishaun

Male, 35, Huntsville, AL

Posted October 24, 2012


SA WOO!!!! BRUH.....!


dime_inruff
dime_inruff

Female, Age Private, Gaithersburg, MD

Posted June 13, 2012


RED NATION!!!!


Mogul_Mike_J
Mogul_Mike_J

Male, 38, Moyock, NC

Posted January 05, 2012


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HOTT_TEXAS_V

Female, 26, Bryan, TX

Posted November 13, 2010


WHATS POPN GAME


demdembula
demdembula

Male, 21, Nigeria

Posted March 04, 2010


am called demdembula by name from Africa Nigeria am a DJ i promote your tracks a lot.mail me @ omowunmiandedward@yahoo.com, that why star brought you in i play your jams a lot i love does track.


nohaterwear
nohaterwear

Male, 53, Duncanville, TX

Posted September 04, 2009


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If you, as a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, choose not to shop here for one of a kind merchandise, and wish to have me build you a "FREE CAFEPRESS GIFTS SHOP," please, click on the "Last Button" to your left, after reading my entire presentations, to get your (FREE WEBSITE) so you can start selling your own products in partnership with Cafepress.com and/or Zazzle.com.

All potential clients of mine can email me (3) of your images/posters in the PING Format of 10,000 pixils. 2). Include the web address (URL) of your "New Cafepress Store," and also add a "DESCRIPTION" of what your product is all about. Your local Kinko's Printing Service will help you. Email the information to smathisenterprise@yahoo.com and I will build you an affordable Cafepress Gifts Shop, after, you continue reading, and exploring my offer at......( http://www.linktogether.com/me mber/stanleymathis ). I will create (100) products for you, and have them online in two days.

You will be able to sell your products (with no monthly fees) via poetry posters, and all other kind of images (i.e., drawings, sketches, painting, and photos), on t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, framed tile coasters, regular tile coasters, caps, framed prints, aprons, dog-t-shirts, greeting cards, note cards, flip mino-camcorders, kids apparel, teddy bears, buttons, magnets, posters, and more! You can also collect my USA and love poem products at, you guessed it, my other shops..... http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5736420 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5735307 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5734946 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5737672 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5739609 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5735110 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/5735256 http://www.cafepress.com/theus a/6271330


baby2u696
baby2u696

Female, Age Private, Rockford, IL

Posted July 09, 2009


I really admire you for putting out a song that we as the people can understand the things that the industry gives back to one of the fallen stars of this world. I loved King Michael Jackson and when I heard the song you and Chris Brown and others made it made me cry I don't me tears I mean boo hoo tears from beginning to end and I love you guys for that. I will be a forever fan of yours for that thank you.


nohaterwear
nohaterwear

Male, 53, Duncanville, TX

Posted April 06, 2009


Young Game!


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Let's be a force in this country for doing more good, and receive great glory!

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I won't make any money, but it might generate enough sells to help Sally with her money shortage this year from feeding many of my black people. I offer over 1000 poducts online, and my sorry %#&@$! people won't even buy from. There's a bunch of dumb ignorant SOB's in my community, and it's killin me. Visit me below.

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Put your dollars in leaders who aren't cowards, and who will tell you the truth, and are comfident in what they know because they do their due diligence. The truth will set everyone free, and inspire 100's of millions around the world!


YUNG_DAMU5
YUNG_DAMU5

Female, 28, Murfreesboro, TN

Posted November 29, 2008


what5 B^raCKn B^lxxd Di5 ur #1 fan right h3r3 9 3 DAMU i lxv3 ur mu5iCK k33p dxin ur thang man3 B^ 3a5y 1 LXV3 B^5 UP


Kamari16
Kamari16

Male, Age Private, Milwaukee, WI

Posted October 27, 2008


Real niggas do real things my nigga cuz with all this fake %#&@$! out here the streets appreciates a real niggas a lot more.So stay 100% real my nigga in keep givin the streets what we want. the real boss of milwaukee. KAMARI da don.


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